Returning from retirement for one last showdown will prove to be a
lucrative endeavor for these two UFC Hall of Famers.
According to information provided to MMAFighting by the California
State Athletic Commission, Chuck
Liddell will make $250,000 against Tito Ortiz’s
$200,000, with both receiving flat rates without win bonuses.
In his last bout with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Liddell
made a disclosed $500,000 for fighting Rich
Franklin at UFC 115. For Ortiz, his last stint with Bellator
MMA at Bellator 170
made him a disclosed $300,000. For their second fight at UFC
Liddell made $250,000 to Ortiz’s $210,000, and the first time
they met at UFC 47
Liddell received $100,000 against Ortiz’s $125,000.
Liddell (21-8) meets Ortiz (19-12-1) for the third time at this
event. Liddell won their previous meetings in 2004 and 2006 by
knockout. Coming off a 101-month layoff at the age of 48, Liddell
retired in 2010 after suffering a knockout loss to Franklin.
Meanwhile, 43-year-old Ortiz last competed 22 months ago, retiring
for the second time after submitting Chael Sonnen
Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic
commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary
bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion.
Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions
made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not
include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their
Golden Boy MMA ‘Liddell vs. Ortiz 3’ Salaries:
Huerta: $1,250 to show ($1,250 to win)
Francisco Estrada: $1,000 to show ($1,000 to win)